The Soaking Life

The Pursuit of Health, Good Food and Hot Water

June 23, 2014
by Anne Tourney
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The Terme di Sirmione and its Miraculous Waters

Featuring Guest Blogger Sophia Knowles We are pleased to feature a guest blog by Sophia Knowles, who presents our first article on the geothermal waters of Italy: Hello everybody! My name is Sophia, a newly-born travel blogger with a strong … Continue reading

November 19, 2013
by Anne Tourney
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Hungary’s Underground Gem: The Cave Bath of Miskolc

Featuring Guest Blogger Krisztina Fazekas The geothermal baths of Miskolctapolca have been known for their healing properties for centuries. Long before the contemporary structures of the Cave Bath of Miskolc (known as Barlangfürdo in Hungarian) were built, medieval monks and … Continue reading

August 28, 2013
by Anne Tourney
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Conundrum Hot Springs: Discovering the Mystique

A soak in Conundrum Hot Springs is anything but an afternoon at the neighborhood spa. The mystique of this Colorado gem comes from a number of sources: its remote setting, its stunning alpine scenery and its clothing-optional status, to name … Continue reading

March 6, 2013
by Anne Tourney
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Rudas Bath: An Ancient Tradition of Soaking in Budapest

Featuring Guest Blogger Krisztina Fazekas Our tour of Hungary’s geothermal springs continues with another guest post by Hungarian photographer and writer Krisztina Fazekas. Krisztina visited the Rudas Bath in Budapest to bring us these stunning images of the spa. You can … Continue reading

May 14, 2012
by Anne Tourney
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Indian Hot Springs Resort, Idaho Springs, Colorado

“Chthonic” isn’t an adjective that pops into my head very often, but it’s the word that came to mind the first time I entered the geothermal caves at Indian Hot Springs. As I stepped into the underground geothermal baths, I … Continue reading

December 20, 2011
by Anne Tourney
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Sand Dunes Swimming Pool: Hooper, Colorado

Our first visit to the Sand Dunes Pool was a lucky accident. One snowy night, after setting off down a narrow rural highway for an after-dark soak at a hot spring spa about 50 miles from home, we realized that … Continue reading

December 8, 2011
by Anne Tourney
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Sulfur: The Divine Stink

To some of us soaking enthusiasts, the infernal stench of sulfur dioxide doesn’t remind us of pitchforks, hellfire or rotten eggs, but of pain and tension seeping out of sore muscles and joints. We associate the rich, earthy smell of … Continue reading